Clearances

New clearance requirements if the volunteer HAS BEEN a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Apply for the Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Free).
https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Apply for the Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Free).
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

3) Prospective volunteers that have been a resident of Pennsylvania during the entirety of the previous ten-year period must complete the ZVAA Act 153 Affidavit for exemption from the FBI Federal Criminal History Clearance (Free). 

4) Complete the on-line Mandated Reporter Child Abuse Training program and obtain the certificate of completion (Free).  The program takes approximately 3 hours to complete; you may start and stop the training as needed.
https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_91_1

For questions related to clearance requirements for volunteers or the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at

717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.



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New clearance requirements if the volunteer HAS NOT BEEN a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Apply for the Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Free).
https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Apply for the Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Free).
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

3)Prospective volunteers that HAVE NOT BEEN a resident of Pennsylvania during the entirety of the previous ten-year period must complete the FBI Federal Criminal History Clearance ($27.50) plus fingerprinting.
https://www.identogo.com/

4) Complete the on-line Mandated Reporter Child Abuse Training program and obtain the certificate of completion (Free).  The program takes approximately 3 hours to complete; you may start and stop the training as needed.
https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_91_1

For questions related to clearance requirements for volunteers or the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at

717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.

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Once you have completed all items on the checklist above, please give copies or email of all documents  appropriate persons. 
 Save all of your original documents.

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